Welcome to Mulungushi, Zambia

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd International Conference / Workshop on Education 2020!
The main Conference theme is “Digitalization of the Library: A Critical Approach to Academic Teaching and Learning Development”. In line with this theme, the conference provides a venue for presenting and discussing cutting-edge research in Modern Library Development Strategies.
Plenary lectures will be given by keynote speakers Anna Alberini (University of Maryland, USA), Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future, USA), Ottmar Edenhofer (University of Technology Berlin and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany), and Rick van der Ploeg (University of Oxford, UK). There will be about 100 contributed-paper sessions with 300-400 papers that address a wide range of policy-relevant public finance issues using state-of-the art methods. The program features scholars from around the world, and promises to be both stimulating and informative.
We look forward to seeing you in Mulungushi, Zambia, and wish you all an enjoyable and productive conference!

Josephine Nambo

Important Dates!

Paper Submission Start
December 9, 2019
Registration Start
January 15, 2020
Deadline for Paper Submission
March 15, 2020
Deadline for Notification of Paper Acceptance
Early April 2020


We welcome research and practitioner papers in all aspects of digital libraries. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
Information Technologies for Knowledge, Information and Data

  • Information retrieval
  • Semantic Web and linked data
  • Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
  • Multilingual information access
  • Multimedia information management, retrieval and recommendation
  • Metadata aggregation models
  • Interchangeability and information integration
  • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
  • Applications of digital libraries
  • Quality assurance of digital libraries
  • Sociability and high availability of digital libraries
  • Digital preservation
  • Digital curation
  • Research data and virtual organizations
  • User interface and user experience
  • Visualization in digital libraries
  • Social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interface in digital libraries
  • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • Ubiquitous computing and knowledge management
  • Societal and Cultural Issues in Knowledge, Information and Data

Digital Library Maintenance and Quality Assurance

  • collection development and discovery
  • data mining and extraction
  • risk management and quality assurance
  • digital curation
  • digital preservation
  • applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • performance evaluation
  • metadata creation and aggregation
  • semantic web and linked data
  • non-textual collection management
  • recommendation system
  • research data management
  • digital humanities and digital cultural heritage
  • service design for digital libraries
  • user experience design
  • user interface design
  • human-computer interaction
  • information retrieval
  • applications of digital libraries in contexts such as learning, virtual organizations, collaborative task
  • personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • user generated content
  • digital library management and administration
  • digital library education
  • digital cultures and digital literacy
  • intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
  • privacy
  • intellectual property issues
  • policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
  • socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
  • sustainability of digital libraries.
  • Usability and accessibility aspects of digital libraries

Paper Submission

Prospective contributors, both practitioners and academics, are invited to submit papers. While the congress theme is Digitalization of the Library: A Critical Approach to Academic Teaching and Learning Development, as is traditional at IIAR ICE, papers on any topic within the field of Library and Education are welcome.
Submitted papers of not more than 8 pages should include an abstract (Not more than 400 words) and keywords. Only completed papers in MS word format will be considered.
All papers are to be submitted through ice@theiiar.org

Registration and Fees

Included in All Registration Fees

  • Proceedings
  • Welcome reception
  • Congress Dinner
  • Refreshments during breaks


Early Bird Registration


Early Bird registration fee applies until April 1, 2020

IAAR Members




PhD Students



Regular Registration Fee

Regular registration fee applies from April 1, 2020

IAAR Members




PhD Students